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Gulu University Lecturers Go On Strike

The lecturers have issued a notice indicating that they are suspending teaching over the weekend until their demands are met.
Lecturers of Gulu University have also gone on strike.

The lecturers have issued a notice indicating that they will not teach over the weekend until their demands are met.

The lecturers, in a notice issued on Thursday by the Gulu University Academic Staff Association, say they are will not teach over the weekend until they receive all the arrears owed to them by the university.

The arrears include teaching done over the weekend and school practice.

Overload allowance is paid to the lecturers for working overtime while school practice is for those who supervise students.

The arrears for the allowances date back up to eight months.

Uganda Radio Network (URN) could however not establish how much the lecturers demand in arrears.

Khalid Muhamed, the University Public Relations Officer, said he was away for his Iddi Holiday and could not comment on the latest development in the university.

The lecturers strike adds to the woes that Gulu University is currently going through.

Students of Gulu University have over the past two weeks staged several strikes to protest against maladministration. They accuse the university administration led by Prof. Pen-mogi of incompetence and corruption.

The students are angry that Prof. Pen-mogi’s administration has failed to utilize millions of shillings collected in form of development fee to construct lecture rooms.

But Prof. Nyeko Pen-mogi, the University Vice Chancellor, says the challenges facing Gulu University are similar to other to other public universities because of poor funding by government.

Gulu University has a student population of more than 3000 most of who are private students who study over the weekends.

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